Top 300 Comics Actual – August 2017"). Marvel sales were weak, with the company’s top book selling only 86,123.
Variants for Dark Nights: Metal #1 included three "open to order" covers by top artists (Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, and John Romita Jr.), a midnight release variant (also open to order) and a 1/100 incentive variant. Other marketing support included midnight release party collateral (see "'Dark Nights: Metal' #1 Midnight Release Party"). Dark Nights: Metal is the core miniseries of a new event, with numerous tie-ins.
For an analysis of the dollar trends in August, see "Ouch! Comics Down Over 20% in Comic Stores in August."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during August see "Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2017."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during August, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--August 2017."
For links to all previous Top 300 Comic and Top 300 Graphic Novel articles, see "ICv2 Top 300 Comics and Top 300 GNs Index."
Top Marvel Sells 86,123
Posted by Milton Griepp on September 12, 2017 @ 4:19 am CT
Column by Rob Salkowitz
April 18, 2018
Rob Salkowitz previews the massive Marvel exhibit at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, and we share pics of some of the artifacts.